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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 23 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 22 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 17 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 17 (Extreme Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 9 (Extreme Fear)
Last updated Aug 4 at 4:24pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Market Volatility
Neutral

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 12.98. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Jul 9 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Aug 4 at 4:14pm

 
Safe Haven Demand
Neutral

Stocks and bonds have provided similar returns during the last 20 trading days. This performance is in-line with what has been typical for the last two years and does not indicate either fear or greed.

Last changed Aug 3 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 4 at 4:00pm

 
Put and Call Options
Fear

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 35.19% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. However, this is still among the highest levels of put buying seen during the last two years, indicating fear on the part of investors.

Last changed Aug 3 from a Neutral rating

Updated Aug 4 at 4:24pm

 
Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.04 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is much higher than what has been typical during the last two years and indicates that investors are highly risk averse.

Last changed Jul 21 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 4 at 4:00pm

 
Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 7.97% more of each day's volume has traded in declining issues than in advancing issues, pushing this indicator towards the lower end of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Jun 3 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 4 at 4:08pm

 
Stock Price Strength
Extreme Fear

The number of stocks hitting 52-week lows exceeds the number hitting highs and is at the lower end of its range, indicating extreme fear.

Last changed May 5 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 4 at 4:06pm

 
Market Momentum
Extreme Fear

The S&P 500 is slightly below its 125-day average. During the last two years, this index has typically been above this average, so rapid declines like this indicate extreme levels of fear.

Last changed Jul 22 from a Fear rating

Updated Aug 4 at 4:19pm

 

Fear & Greed Over Time

 
How the Index works
CNN's Fear & Greed Index tracks seven indicators of investor sentiment.

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